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some gusty wind upwards of 30 miles per hour along the coast and that will be the story with us through much of the day. more rain is on the way, just when, where, how long it will be here, i've got that answer coming up in a bit. a check of the roadways i guarantee you, there is some wind issues out there. >> that's right julie. we are keeping our eye on that this morning. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, we are dealing with windy conditions use caution as you cross the span. wind advisory in effect for the san mateo bridge and richmond san raphael. new reports of an accident in san francisco. >>> 5:01 a.m. recent rise in gas prices jumping nearly 2¢ a day. kristin, good morning to you. >> reporter: guys at this gas station south airport boulevard you can see how bad it is getting $4.25 a gallon for regular unleaded. over the past two weeks gas prices have jumped 33¢ in just two weeks that is a near record setter. let's look at how bad it is getting in the bay area, if we look at the average price of gas in san francisco, it is $3.93 up 15¢ from a week ago in san jose and o
japanese ring of safety, which is only about 19 miles. charlie d'agata joins us from japan with the latest on efforts to prevent a nuclear disaster. >> reporter: we are on the way to the quake zone. the japanese military has taken over the highways for humanitarian assistance. we have had to cut through the mountains, where as you can see, it's snowing. we are trying to get as close as we can while obviously avoiding the stricken nuclear plant. military helicopters launched an all-out water assault on japan's crippled nuclear power plant in a desperate attempt to buy more time. crews are racing to finish a new power line that could restore crucial water pumps. the best option many experts say to cool dangerously hot reactors and prevent a nuclear meltdown. >> we believe that radiation levels are extremely high, which could possibly impact the ability to take corrective measures. >> reporter: the biggest worry is reactor 4. wednesday, u.s. officials warn the unit no longer has water in its spent fuel pools, meaning the fuel rods are completely exposed, with nothing to preven
a u.s. military jet crashed today and we just learned from the military it was apparently due to a mechanical problem. two crewmembers ejected safely and are both safe. this comes as united states scales back its role in operation odyssey dawn over libya. >>> international forces leading most of the latest missions against moammar qaddafi's forces. a third straight night of bombing has stopped their advances. but disorganization among the rebels is keeping them from taking advantage. a video that surfaced on youtube shows an attack on libya civilians. there is no word on possible casualties from the explosion. the u.n. security council has rejected libya as call for an emergency meeting to stop the military operations. and china is also calling for a cease-fire. the coalition force are planning to expand the no-fly zone. >>> new danger at the damaged nuclear power plant in japan. japanese nuclear safety officials say the pool for storing spent fuel is heating up and is near boiling. those high temperatures likely caused the steam that has been wafting out of reactor number 2.
near jamestown. three suspects drove off. officials tell us that's when the car chase started ending near oakdale and baldwin where the suspect crashed just outside a building. officials say the suspects got out of the car and ran off which led to a foot pursuit. it was during that foot pursuit that up with of the officers suffered minor injuries. we know three suspects still at large. still no description on the suspects, but it's still a very active scene wrap the suspect vehicle crashed. that's at the intersection of oakdale and baldwin. one san francisco police officer in the hospital right now. he's at san francisco general but we're told he's expected to be okay. back to you. >>> the barry bonds trial we have been talking about for years finally starts in a couple of hours. good morning. >> reporter: the jury selection is starting here at the federal courthouse this morning at 8:30. this whole thing could lead to possible prison time and a felony conviction for barry bonds. let's recap how we got to this point. the trial is all about one question, did barry bonds lie about usin
how bonds changed emotionally and physically allegedly because of steroid use. let's go to sharon chin. she is in san francisco with what comes next. sharon, good morning. you were in the courtroom yesterday. were you blushing? >> reporter: well, i was busy taking notes t really did seem like a soap opera yesterday. today more interesting. this afternoon, three baseball players current and former expected to take the stand. and they are going to have the defense continue its cross- examination of kimberly bell. sensational testimony came from barry bonds' ex-girlfriend yesterday in his perjury try. the defense portrayed her as a gold digger a jilted mistress who wanted to embarrass bonds for leaving her in 2003. bell is the one person who could testify to the effects of steroids allegedly had on bonds. bell told a jury that in 2002 late in her nine-year relationship with bonds, she noticed a big lump on his left elbow. she said that bonds told her her sis road use caused his muscles and tendons to grow faster than his joint could handle. bell also described physical changes she saw in
. but with radiation and some of the fallout, how do you feel about that and take from us there. >> reporter: you know, it's a concern. and i guess the concern i have is -- is shared with the people that we're with here in japan even 150 miles west. it's uncertainty, what everybody is concerned about is what is going to happen at the nuclear power plant, how concentrated is it going to be and most importantly, everybody is concerned about the wind. it was really blowing a gale today and everybody is wondering is it going in that direction, is it going in that direction? most people toward that area that are at higher risk as now in that exclusion area are being told to stay indoors, keep the windows down, don't let the kids outside, don't drink tap water. as we get closer to the area, i think we're all getting a little bit more concerned because we have to do a job that obviously takes us out into the open air. i think we're just going to sort of judge how we approach this and how behave according to what we're seeing happening on the story that we're trying to cover. frank. >> charlie d'agata live in
. but they better get ready to put on their rain hats because lawrence it here now to tell us where the -- lawrence is here now to tell us where the rain is coming. you told us about it yesterday and now it's here. look at that. good morning. >> yeah. this is a wall of green as the cold front is just about to move onshore. already seeming to move onshore in the north bay but all this moisture will stretch onshore. winds will pick up out ahead of the system. and once it moves on, that rain is going to get going and it is going to get very heavy at times especially throughout the morning commute. now, urban and small stream flood advisories going up today as we are expecting rapid rises along some of the creeks and the local rivers. it looks like most of the major rivers will stay within their banks but we better watch out for the streaks and creams, they streams and creeks. wind gusting to 40 miles per hour. with the ground already saturated, we are expecting downed power lines and even trees. so be prepared for power out action. impressive looking system wrapping around toward the coast. it's beari
members of the contra costa county tell us that it is pretty banged up. >> already to at least 205. this is a developing hotspot. we'll continue to follow this. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we are following a developing story from berkeley at this hour a nine hour standoff late last night into today came to a deadly end within the last hour. sharon chin explains a man barricaded himself inside a building on marion street. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning. it happened on the 1800 block of marin avenue. the standoff ended a little before 4:30 this morning. investigators are trying to piece it together to understand why the man barricaded himself in his home in the first place. the s.w.a.t. team came out after police received reports of gunfire at the 1800 block of marin avenue here in north berkeley. an armed man was talking with police negotiators during the standoff. s.w.a.t. went in around 4. -- around 4:30 this morning. >> at some point a decision was made and they sent a team into the residence where they found a dead individual with agunshott wound. >> reporter: d
in the moments after the blast. >>> and good morning, everyone. thank you so much for joining us. it is wednesday, the second day of march. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat, just turned 5:00. happy wednesday, everybody. i guess you don't need me to tell you, unless you haven't been outside yet, folks, it's raining and raining a lot. let's kick it over to lawrence karnow with a peek at what's in store for wednesday. kind of messy? >> yeah, pretty messy. you may have heard winds in the bay area. it was blowing pretty hard early on. still seeing some winds strong at least along the north coast but we are getting reports of gusts 27, 35 miles per hour around the bay area. and the rain continues to fall in spots. you can see a pretty good cell now making its way east of alameda into the oakland hills towards san leandro. more of that rain going to become more spotty through the morning hours as it looks like the main cold front pulling on through kind of falling apart as it moves by. so we are going to see the showers out there. be very careful on the roads. as the front moves
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residents are waiting to get back inside. she joins us with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: in fact, the latest is that they just got back inside the building here behind me. you can see some of the lights on, people finally back in their beds after a harrowing morning out here on 19th and lawton in san francisco, the sunset district. everybody is back in except for four people who were injured in this fire, smoke inhalation. one of those four people taken to the hospital for those injuries is expected to be okay. the two other people that were injured, firefighters recommended that they go to the hospital. but at last word they had not yet gone. now, this is a fire that broke out a little bit after 3:00 this morning. and about 40 people were evacuated. there are about 30 apartments in the four-story building. so everybody got out once they heard the sirens. but according to firefighters, that was a little bit of difficulty because some people were actually hiding rather than getting out of the building as you're supposed to do when you hear a siren. so they did get everybody out sa
tonight in a speech. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us on this monday, the 28th day of march. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00 straight up. in honor of this lovely weather we're having this week we decided to bring everyone upstairs. >> this will be permanent. >> and celebrate. >> the gang is all here. and we have sunshine. >> hey it works. >> i'm jealous. so let's start off with some weather and some golden rays out there. >> we have been giving frank a hard time. ever since he arrived we have seen rain pretty much every day. >> it's over. >> so my question, are you going on vacation on wednesday and thursday? we are finally going to see some sun. >> i haven't been told yet but maybe i should. i'm okay with a three-day weekend if that's what it takes. >> that may be why we're seeing sunshine but you will finally get to see what sunny california looks like. i know you grew up here but it's been a long time since we have seen the sun. >> we are just at the beginning of a warming trend, mid-60s and 50s. full blown sunshine later today and breezy
the u.s. is taking action. >>> plus, bart back on track. the all-night race to clear a train derailment in the east bay. where things stand for the morning commute. >>> hi, everybody. it's monday, march 14. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm elizabeth wenger. sydnie kohara is off. >>> let's take a quick trick -- [ laughter ] >> boy, we're all over the place. >> must be from daylight saving today. >> our iphones didn't work. >> let's look at weather and traffic. julie, save us, would you, please? it's 5 a.m. >> chalk it up to the iphone. there is no 2 a.m. on the iphone. that's my excuse. >>> here's scattered showers starting off damp but mild today. some wert and cooler changes on the way. in the meantime out the door, look at this. a line of scattered showers stretching all the way from the golden gate relate up the i-80 corridor through fairfield and beyond. we'll see scattered showers through the morning and dry out this afternoon. i have more on that coming up. first a check of the roads with gianna. >> my android had no problem this morning. i'm just saying. nothing against the iphon
hour. but we are seeing localized flooding after what lawrence told us, the ground is so saturated that all of the water is just running right off of it, ending up in places like this parking lot. not very windy here, though, i must say so the conditions aren't that unpleasant. elizabeth wenger now live on the bay bridge, where there is i believe a wind advisory, elizabeth. >> reporter: there is. yeah, wind is really the big story here, anne. rain obviously coming down but we have wind advisories that also impact your morning commute. we have wind advisories on most of the bridges including here at the bay bridge. also other east/west-running bridges like the san mateo bridge and the richmond/san rafael bridge. and i can tell you that we're driving a live truck, a high- profile vehicle. as we were coming towards the toll plaza this morning, we were driving on the lower deck, my photographer had a hard time controlling the steering. so obviously some dangerous driving conditions. let's go to some video that we took a little while ago of cars as they were heading towards the pay gate
about the san bruno explosion. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. it is thursday, march 3. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now 5:00 on your thursday. if you don't like the rain, lawrence is delivering more whether you like it or not. >> just stay inside if you don't like the rain but yeah, we have a lot of clouds around the bay area. just a few showers showing up outside. scattered light showers, occasionally wet, we'll sneak in a couple of sunny breaks and we'll let you know when you can expect a little more sunshine coming up in a few minutes. right now, let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> all right. thank you, lawrence. this time yesterday, we had wind advisories on bridges, we had numerous spinouts across the bay area. nothing like that this morning. relatively hotspot-free this morning. poplar street exit along the peninsula, san mateo trip looks great. easy ride this morning if you have a flight to catch at sfo. we'll take a check of mass transit and show you what it looks like at th bay bridge toll plaza. back to you guys. >> huh? >>
, the state department of health has said that it's unlikely that anything will reach us from japan, probably dissipated by the winds. but if something should get here it would be too dilute to cause problems. yesterday the bay area air management district also saying that nothing serious is likely to happen. they are monitoring background radiation shows that radiation is below the background levels here in the bay area. here's what the u.s. surgeon general vice admiral benjamin has to say about it. >> we're exposed to radiation every day in our world and our society. but they are levels that are not harmful. and the harmful levels are not coming. so i think, listen up for your local and state health departments. the government is constantly monitoring. if there is any concern, we will certainly get that message out to you here quickly but right now you're not at risk. >> meanwhile, here in the bay area, the university of california berkeley, scientists have already discovered what they say are radioactive particles from that plume coming from japan. they have made some measurements. they sa
the rest of the bay area throughout the day today and then sticking with us through the rest of the week. i'll time it out coming up. here's elizabeth with traffic. >> thank you. let's talk about roadwork. still lingering on eastbound 4 through pittsburg between bailey and railroad. various lanes closed until about 7:00 this morning. green sensors westbound and eastbound highway 4. we are not dealing with any big problems this morning. here's live look up and down the nimitz freeway. these taillights, they're moving northbound up towards downtown oakland. quick trip all the way between hayward and the macarthur maze. more traffic coming up including a check of mass transit. in the meantime, back to you. >> thank you. >>> the damaged nuclear power plant is now leaking radioactivity directly into the atmosphere and there are new concerns this morning a cooling pond had been on fire is now believed to be boiling. we have a report, people who are still within 20 miles of the power plant are being told to stay indoors and wear masks. >> reporter: scouring the rubble in japan, the recovery of bod
that deadline. a spokesman told us in regard to that project in milpitas that no one knows what caused the explosion. the overriding project is to help the ntsb identify the root cause. they say they are looking closely with the ntsb and puc to provide the documents. >> many frustrations for the people who live in the neighborhood. thank you, christin ayers in san bruno. >>> this morning, a search is under way for a sex offender believed to have skipped town during his trial. the man from pittsburg was last seen 10 days ago. the "mercury news" reports he had a traumatic run-in with a victim at the courthouse. she reportedly saw him and saw him. bedi was convicted of molesting the 13-year-old girl during a counseling session. he faces 8 years in prison. >>> thieves in san francisco are using glue instead of guns to rob customers at atms. criminals have been disabling buttons with glue on the machines of the key pads forcing customers to enter the bank midway through the transportation and then the thieves then walk up to the machine and access the accounts that are open. since january,
's in the milk. new fears about traces of radiation from japan showing up in the u.s. food supply. >>> and good morning, everyone. it is thursday, the 31st day of march. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 5:00. of course, it's opening day. we're excited about that. the weather is spectacular. so let's kick it over to lawrence, and -- >> are we talking record temperatures, lawrence? >> yeah. i mean, we have six records yesterday around the bay area. today we could see even more. it is going to be the hottest day of the week today as we are going to see that ridge of high pressure sitting over head. 84 in oakland, 85 san jose, and 86 degrees in santa rosa. enjoy it, folks. we have major changes on the way. we'll talk more about that in just a moment. right now let's check on some traffic with elizabeth. >> all right. we have better news now in petaluma. mentioned this accident northbound 101 right before old redwood highway. it is our only accident out there right now and it was just cleared to the right shoulder so now northbound and southbound traffic looks gr
way in washington. christin ayers is in our san francisco newsroom checking the witness list for us. good morning. >> reporter: in an hour we are going to start hearing sworn testimony first from pg&e engineers about that deadly san bruno pipeline explosion. in a rare public hearing in the nation's capital, it's expected it last three days. the september 9 blast killed 8 people and destroyed 38 homes. to date, 8 pg&e officials will face federal investigators and answer questions about the blast, the bad pipelines and whether the utility company should have known it posed a potentially deadly danger. the hearing is part of the national transportation safety board's full scale investigation into the disaster and today, the ntsb is expected to also release thousands of pages of documents relating to their investigation. so it's going to be very interesting to see what those documents say about the blast. it is unusual for the ntsb to hold a public hearing over a pipeline explosion. they say they are doing it because of the magnitude of the san bruno blast. the board is expected to issu
asked democratic leaders to delay today's vote. christin ayers tells us bay area schools are preparing for the worst as they wait for the lecture to act. >> reporter: good morning. that vote was supposed to happen today but governor brown asking for a delay to try and garner more support from republicans. oakland schools are trying to prepare for the worst in case no deal is reached. here's a look at what governor brown is looking at in his budget proposal. he is trying to close a $25 billion deficit. his budget would make $12.5 billion in cuts and generate $12 billion in revenue through a series of tax extensions that voters would have to approve in a special election. without that revenue, schools could face $5 billion in funding cuts. at its board meeting wednesday night oakland unified braced for those kinds of cuts by finalizing hundreds of pink slips sent out to oakland teachers and administrators. if brown's budget is not approved, the district could be looking at cutting up to 500 positions. parents at last night's meeting said they were sick of the cuts. >> how realistic is ed
'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. thanks for joining us on this friday. the time now is 5:01. we got hit with storm number one yesterday in a big way and storm number two heading our way today, lawrence. this one not quite as big as yesterday. but man, the damage has been done, huh? >> the damage already done. the ground totally saturated, of course, now we have the problem with mud slides showing up around the bay area. it just continues to increase, the more we get these storms rolling through. this one in fairfax on sir francis drake boulevard bringing down some of the mud there down the side of the mountain there. so if you're traveling there, take extra time to get around there. we are seeing similar conditions around the bay area and rain continues to fall. we have rain making its way into parts of the peninsula now and also into the east bay in oakland. closer look now, a good cell moving through bringing heavy rain along 580, 13 here and it looks like it's going to continue on and off for today. you're going to see heavy downpours, then maybe a couple of sunny
. it is friday, march 4. thanks for joining us this friday. i'm sydnie kohara. >> did you hear that. friday, twice. we're smiling out here, folks. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 straight up. and you know what? we've been begging for sunshine all week long. >> we got a little bit yesterday. >> we will get a lot more today apparently. let's check in with lawrence. >> let's keep the begging coming. we are working on it. we're working on it. it is looking like it is going to be a great day, folks. we kind of got a taste of it yesterday afternoon. a lot of sunshine coming our way. the high pressure just sneaking in here. dry today. but you know what? we got some storms brewing on the horizon and how that might affect your weekend, we will have the full details coming up and right now we want to get a check of the traffic with gianna. >> a pretty easy drive so far this morning. looking live at the san mateo bridge, no the a lot of cars on the roadways. traffic cruising along with no delays. if you're headed to the snow here, travel, good news to report, no chains required for 80, or 88. and back to yo
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